So many statistics and deaths from meat processors and nursing home residents and caretakers and first responders. This should not happened… where is OSHA!?! OSHA has not issued any citations or penalties.
This needs to change.
So many statistics and deaths from meat processors and nursing home residents and caretakers and first responders. This should not happened… where is OSHA!?! OSHA has not issued any citations or penalties.
This needs to change.
Even if you haven’t heard it enough, we’re going to repeat it again: Stay at home. Practice social distancing. Flatten the curve.
But an unintended consequence of our efforts to slow a pandemic and keep our communities healthy is a real problem: loneliness and social isolation. As state and local governments issue quarantines and stay-at-home orders, many of us are living a new normal without in-person social interaction — and that can take a toll on our mental health.
Do not get this bug. Not as deadly as a flu-bug, but bedbugs are a bitch!
Making matters worse, researchers have found that people who don’t feel connected to others over the long term are more likely to catch colds, experience depression and live shorter lives. One study even calculated the health risks of social isolation as equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Even before the pandemic, loneliness was already widespread, with a national survey showing that more than 70 percent of young people and millenials and half of seniors felt lonely.
So how can we combat this new — hopefully short-term — reality of social distancing and isolation? Here are some tips to improve our health and stay connected.
Before the pandemic, many of us probably took for granted regular social interactions with our loved ones. Connecting could be more casual, and there were fewer concerns about meeting face-to-face. But with social distancing and sheltering orders, it’s become a lot more difficult, if not impossible and even unsafe.
Yet, simply saying you’ll stay in touch and actually connecting with loved ones, whether it’s over the phone, video or some other technology, are very different — and you may forget to find time. That’s why it can be so important to make a plan to connect with your friends and family to ensure you’re staying in touch to stave off loneliness. Just like in elections, where studies have shown that making a plan to vote increases the likelihood that you’ll show up to cast your ballot, be sure to make a regular plan to connect.
The coronavirus pandemic has spawned a new phenomenon: the rise of the virtual happy hour. People across the country have taken to FaceTime, Zoom, Google Hangouts and other platforms as a welcome way to share a drink (non-alcoholic drinks are always welcome!) with friends while we social distance.
Another phenomenon — and really unfortunate unintended consequence — of our new social distancing is the “Zoom Bomb.” As millions have shifted to working and learning from home, the popular video conferencing platform Zoom has become the go-to software for remote business, school and other activities.
The increased use of the platform has become a ripe target for hackers, who have exploited vulnerabilities in the software and taken over group video chats with hateful or obscene content. The FBI recently issued a warning that malicious actors could steal personal information over Zoom.
Book clubs are cropping up everywhere during the coronavirus pandemic. Although many libraries have already closed, digital books are plentiful, so if you’re an avid reader (or not-so-avid, but want to become one), starting or joining a book club with your friends and family can be a great way to stay connected.
Not sure where to begin? Bustle has you covered with 10 tips on starting a digital book club.
Just want to join an existing book club? You’re in luck. Lots of virtual book clubs — each with unique themes and book choices — are welcoming new members across the globe. Here are ten suggested book clubs from Time. Or, you can join the “Quarantine Book Club” where you can chat directly with authors over Zoom.
Even though we personally may feel isolated or lonely right now, there are others who may need our help, too. They are people in our community who could be suffering from mental health issues or chronic illnesses, our elderly neighbors who need basic necessities like groceries or medication or someone who is low-income or facing financial difficulties.
If you can, check on them and offer your assistance. They are feeling isolated and anxious too. They may not have internet access or family members who can assist. Here are some additional tips to help communities experiencing loneliness from AARP.
Illinois Governor John Pritzker was interviewed by CNN’s Erin Burnett this afternoon. The Governor explained that the feds restrained most of the excellent healthcare and medical research resources in Chicago and throughout the state.
This is the latest from Amtrak:
The safety of our customers and employees is Amtrak’s top priority. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking action based on guidance from public health experts. In order to maintain a safe environment and address customer concerns, we are taking measures including:
This is the first of a multi-article essay about the current public health in the world. The US ranks in the top seven countries of Earth in the number of exeutions. Although President Donal J. Trump wants more deaths in the name of justice, so that the USA can rank higher that Red China in the quantity of executions.
Many Americans pray that the current viral issues do not hit close to home. Similarly with death by a firing squad, the Trump Administration is playing “Russian Roulette” with the lives of children, older Americans, disadvantaged citizens and immigrants, as well as vacationers on the Princess cruise line.
Tune in later today for the explanation why every person interested in living out their destimy should take better care of themselves and practice a number of RESILIENCE (to getting sick) techniques.
Acting on what is coming out of Washington, D.C. alone is just not enough!
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There is so much to pray for. We love many of our friends in-need but cannot ignore the messes in D.C. and the world.
Take up your cross, Take up your cross. which gives you strength, which makes your trembling spirit brave: Twill guide you to a better home and lead to victory over the grave.
Take up your cross, the Savior said…
We beseech St. Pope John Paul II and many other saints to help The Trump Administration to “shape up or get out of the swamp” and retire in South Florida!
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(The Dailey Sun-Chronicles ~ Woodside, California ~ October 29, 2019) David Arthur Francis Niklas Dailey wishes that, during his lifetime, four parochial schools will partner and become “sister/brother schools.” Two elementary schools are in San Mateo and Menlo Park (CA), one located near the University of Notre Dame, and Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
The schools nominated to become “sister schools” are St. Stephen (Glenwood Springs, Archdiocese of Denver), St. Timothy (San Mateo, Archdiocese of San Francisco), Christ the King (South Bend, Indiana, Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend), and St. Raymond (Menlo Park, Archdiocese of San Francisco) elementary schools.
There are many benefits of becoming “sister schools”:
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D.A.D. has earned Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Manager (CM), and Registered Environmental Assessor (REA) designations with a M.S. in Public Health and Safety from Indiana University at Bloomington and also received two post-graduate certificates from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). He supports activities of Occupy San Francisco Peninsula, local high school districts, and has also practiced as a legislative advocate in three and as a paralegal in two states.
Buck was born in South Bend, Indiana, home of the University of Notre Dame, in December 1953. He received his first communion and confirmation at Christ the King (CK), learned to be an altar boy/server at CK during 4th grade and at Sacred Heart Parish on the campus of Notre Dame during 7th grade, attended Mass regularly at St. Stephen in 2014, participated in services at St. Raymond in 2016 and 2017, is also a member of East Palo Alto’s St. Francis of Assisi and Our Lady of the Pillar in Half Moon Bay, and went to St. Timothy in 2018 and 2019.
In 1992, D.A.D. lost an U.S. congressional race [to Anna Eshoo who is still employed in the D. C. ~ giving away American jobs locally via visas and green-cards] and in 1994 he tried to obtain more votes than popular Stanford Law Professor Tom Campbell to work in Sacramento becoming a California State Senator for human rights and services. D.A.D. spent over seven years at Lockheed during the Cold War, which was about seven years after earning his masters from Indiana University at Bloomington. After service between 2003 and 2008 as a California Departments of Public Health and Health Services’ Health Facilities Evaluator, he was illegally terminated and narrowly lost his judicial appeal versus current California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who now insists on running from the United States Senate to the presidency.
D.A.D. is a Past President of the Sons of the American Revolution – Silicon Valley Chapter – State (California) Director of the National Safety Management Society, former International Director of Communications for the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Past President of three Toastmaster clubs, and officer of two San Francisco Bay Area chapters of the ASSE.
Buck Dailey is a proud parent and publisher, member of the Green Party, author of books, screenplays, and web-blogs, Obama-Biden campaigner during his last presidential race, comedian and humorist, sports and culinary critic, business administrator, and environmental, health, security, and safety engineer.
He is a proponent of St. Vincent de Paul in Northern California, St. Louis, and Western Colorado.
DAD “fell in love at first site” in 2002 when he was on the island (Maui) with his wife and daughter while attending the Maui Writers Conference in Wailea. Buck has been chasing his dreams since then.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
It has been a few years since the canonization of both St. Pope John XXIII and St. Pope John Paul II. The 22nd was the annual feast day for the legendary John Paul II.
Outside of St. Stephen Church in Glenwood Springs (Archdiocese of Denver) is a magnificent statue of St. Pope John Paul II. The new generation can witness the greatness of Pope Francis I but older Christians can appreciate the papacy, and years prior to his ordainment, of Poland-born St. Pope John Paul II.
Older Catholics still have vivid memories of John Paul. My favorite was his visit to Chicago but he traveled all over the world and made a noble attempt to reunite Roman Catholics with the Eastern Orthodox Church. Perhaps the seeds he planted will bloom during our life times. Certainly, Pope Francis I would support unification, which has not existed since the life of King/Pope Constantine.
St. Pope John XXIII planted the seeds of ecumenicalism of all Christians but it was St. Pope John Paul II that developed and explained the ideas codified during the 1960s.
Please add your comments and memories to this short essay… or write to DaileySun@outlook.com.
October 11, 2019
Today is the feast day of one of the greatest modern day popes: Saint Pope John the XXIII. It just happens that he was pope when I received my first communion and confirmation.
Almighty and eternal God who in the Pope, Saint John XXIII gave to the whole world the shining example of a good shepherd, through his intercession, we may with joy spread abroad the fullness of Christian charity. Amen.
Nowadays, I am fortunate to have my friend Msrg. Father John Coleman nearby to offer me guidance. Father John will turn 94 years-old this coming January.
This is a photo of Father John at last weekend’s annual celebration of St. Francis of Assisi.
Is there is a magic potion or formula on Earth for happiness? Truly, every person will have their unique set of circumstances, with some common experiences, along ‘the road’ or ‘process’ for attaining and maintaining happiness.
In these times of ‘social isolation’, social separation, social despair, Americans are facing tough times to truly be happy. There are five key points described in this essay. Please laugh…
I believe true happiness, while consisting of short-term feelings of joy, is long-lasting. In fact, as promised by God to those faithful, happiness is everlasting and eternal.
Goal: State of well-being and contentment; experiencing joy; felicity, aptness; obsolete: good fortune and prosperity.
The perspective from a half dozen sources are incorporated into this essay.
In this day and age, too many equate success with happiness. While prosperity or notoriety may accompany being happy it no longer a prerequisite.
In my opinion, spiritual people have a huge advantage in achieving happiness. Those that believe that all good things come from God and God wants the best for us, our higher power will bless our lives as we receive God’s grace.
Research in the field of positive psychology and happiness often define a happy person as someone who experiences frequent positive emotions, such as joy, interest, and pride, and infrequent (though not absent) negative emotions, such as sadness, anxiety, and anger (Lyubomirsky et al., 2005). Happiness has also been said to relate to life satisfaction, appreciation of life, moments of pleasure, but overall it has to do with the positive experience of emotions.
A key to these explanations is that positive emotions do not indicate the absence of negative emotions. A “happy person” experiences the spectrum of emotions just like anybody else, but the frequency by which they experience the negative ones may differ. It could be that “happy people” don’t experience as much negative emotion because they process it differently or they may find meaning in a way others have not. In fact, using the phrase “happy person” is probably incorrect because it assumes that they are naturally happy or that positive things happen to them more often. Nobody is immune to life’s stressors, but the question is whether one sees those stressors as moments of opposition or moments of opportunity.
According to research, happiness isn’t just a state of mind. It affects your heart rate, your body chemistry, and it could contribute to substantial physical health benefits over time. British results showed that people with higher happiness ratings not only had a lower heart rate, but also had lower levels in their saliva of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress, and less concentration in their blood of a plasma that’s connected to heart disease.
While some of the differences between happier individuals and their less happy counterparts were small, the researchers point out the potential impact of these seemingly minor variations over an extended period of time. “If differences of this magnitude are elicited in everyday life when people are exposed to daily hassles and challenges,” they write, “the result could be a marked difference in cardiovascular disease risk.” They also note that lower levels of cortisol are related to reduced long-term risk of abdominal obesity, type II diabetes, hypertension, and immune system problems.
For years, research has shown that reducing depression, stress, anxiety, and other negative states decreases the risk of heart disease and other maladies.
This study has gone a step further by linking a positive emotional state to physical health benefits. Indeed, when the researchers measured their participants’ levels of psychological distress, they found that the physical health benefits of happiness occurred independent of whether or not participants showed any signs of depression or another negative state. This suggests that there may be a distinct biology of happiness that carries its own set of health benefits, beyond the benefits of simply not being depressed. 
There are some key factors to keep in mind:
A) Focus on the right things and not critically compare.
In as much as success may bring as happiness, let us not forget to smile all the way while we strive towards what we desire. Happiness can also be realized one step at a time, one decision at a time, one goal at a time.
b) A ‘mental diet’ for a healthy attitude is very important in life.
The human is a fragile being led by fear, that could engulf himself. Happiness eludes him as he tends to blame other people, the environment, or even fate for this. Woe often she creates the illusion that she is completely helpless to determine her own direction of life. Happiness lies within the human being not riddled by fear, guilt, fate, and bad weather.
Only he can create it. How he succeeds will depend on his attitude and efforts to nurture it. For some individuals, the sense of happiness is brought by material things a new car, winning money, and other people, activities, health. However, only a few keep this feeling for a long time. After some time after the stimulus that caused the feeling of happiness, one wants something new. Feeling a routine, things and people get upset, need innovation. This is because people don’t appreciate what they have.
c) Happiness is not merely a static psychological state.
Aristotle shares a crucial part of happiness, which is staying active. How many “happy” people do you know who sit at home all day, everyday? They might be content or “ok” temporarily, but are they truly thriving in happiness? Happiness is often found in the doing of what you’re passionate about and in building connections that are meaningful to you. Research has supported this with findings showing that strong social support is correlated with a number of positive outcomes. You might be in a rut now and you might have moments where you lose your connection to life, but you always have the opportunity to rebuild that connection.
So now it’s your turn to begin finding the happiness in you. What brings you joy? Maybe it’s a night in watching TV. Maybe it’s a night out at a new restaurant in town. Maybe it’s staying up late watching a movie with your significant other. Maybe it depends on your mood. Wherever your happiness resides, go enjoy it.
d) Be realistic and manage stress.
As the founder of Daily Love, Martin Kipp has said, “I don’t expect to always be happy, I simply accept what is — And that acceptance is key. This is what self-love is all about, really, acceptance and the ability to love yourself right where you are.”
Research suggests that happiness is a combination of how satisfied you are with your life (for example, finding meaning in your work) and how good you feel on a day-to-day basis. Both of these are relatively stable — that is, our life changes, and our mood fluctuates, but our general happiness is more genetically determined than anything else. The good news is, with consistent effort, this can be offset. Think of it like you think about weight: if you eat how you want to and are as active as you want to be, your body will settle at a certain weight. But if you eat less than you’d like or exercise more, your weight will adjust accordingly. If that new diet or exercise regimen becomes part of your everyday life, then you’ll stay at this new weight. If you go back to eating and exercising the way you used to, your weight will return to where it started. So it goes, too, with happiness.
In other words, you have the ability to control how you feel—and with consistent practice, you can form life-long habits for a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
e) Love is what bring happiness. Loving others and activities.
Unfortunately, if we lack love, we are less likely to have inner happiness or less capable of bringing happiness to others. We might live doing only what we want in order to get momentary satisfaction, not happiness. If what we want is of selfish, greed, jealousy, hatred, favoritism, prejudice, we are likely to end up hurting others. Because we all do it so we all suffer. To stop suffering and have happiness, we have to forget ourselves and come to God for love. Forgetting ourselves seem like a big loss but is truly a great gain. Forgetting ourselves means we are not going to do what we want if it is of selfishness, greed, jealousy, hatred, favoritism, prejudice and therefore we do not hurt others.
Forgetting ourselves get rid of all the times we think of ourselves, of what we want, of how others have hurt us which take us away from reality, make our minds tired, make us suffer. Forgetting ourselves alone doesn’t bring us happiness in itself but is a necessary step. The next step to happiness is love. We can get love from thinking about God. When we think about God, we know and feel love and when we ask for love, God then gives us love. If we don’t think about God, we are not going to know or feel love. When we forget ourselves and have love from God, it’s like we lose ourselves but gain far much better, happy selves.
That is the essence to true happiness.
Scientific American published a special issue, “The Science of Happiness.” A common theme was kindness, gratitude and optimism. A happy person within a social circle quickly influences those around him or her to be happy, extending to three degrees of separation.
Our modern lives are cluttered with circumstances to be unhappy, jet we can become more resilient to stress and nourish our minds similarly as we take care of our bodies through healthy eating and exercise. Long- lasting happiness states are possible by practicing acceptance, gratitude, reexamining attitudes, feeding your sense of humor, smiling, and learning how we might better engage in activities that we love, and find positive outlets for love of our environment, interests, people and God.
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 Lyubomirsky, et.al., 2005
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 Humanity Lives On; You Are Not Alone
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LESSONS LEARNED – – – Those who have served in the office have some common observations about White House.
a) Talk to Your Predecessors. Press secretaries indicated they learned a great deal from those who preceded them.
b) Don’t Reduce Reporters’ Opportunities or Venues for Receiving Information. You can add to what information reporters are given and opportunities there are to receive it, but you cannot subtract from it without paying a heavy cost.
c) 90% of Information You Are Dealing With Comes From the Press. While it is natural to think information one is dealing with in a White House is exclusively held, the contrary is true.
d) Don’t Hire People You Don’t Know.
e) An Inquisitive Press Corps Can Work in the Favor of the White House. While the White House spends a great deal of its energy trying to stop stories it does not like as well as redirecting reporters to stories they want covered, it can come to haunt a President and his staff.1
f) Don’t Sandbag the Press.
g) There Are Many Ways to Say ‘I Don’t Know’. All reporters really want is to be able to get the information they need and have it right when they get it.
h) Lying. Providing reporters with misinformation is a cardinal sin no matter whether it is willful or unintentional.
i) Be Wary of Adopting a Role of Persuader. The Press Office is the setting where official information is released not a place where persuasion is the central task.
j) Combining the Functions of Communications and/or Public Liaison with the Press Office. When the Press Office is combined with Communications is there is less control over Executive Branch information and less strategic planning done than is the case when the offices are independent units.
k) Personality Needs. A cool temperament works somewhat better than a hot tempered person.
Reference to Gaslighting = Gaslighting by D.A. Dailey
Smoothing the Peaceful Transfer of Democratic Power
Written by and for the White House Transition Project For the Baker Institute Martha Joynt Kumar, Director Terry Sullivan, Exec. Director Mark P. Jones, Senior Fellow
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